The political posturing continues unabated at city council.
Their Tuesday October 6, 2015 agenda includes this item:
Discussion and action to initiate a policy/ordinance that any Open Records Request (ORR) by a City Representative, all such request(s) must be paid for and that the use of staff time spent in hours and salary costs on the ORR be disclosed at a regular City Council meeting and placed on the regular agenda. To request that the 1994 City of El Paso Open Records Resolution be updated in accordance with the Administrative Code, Title 1, Chapter 70 and Government Code, Chapter 552.
Our elected officials are also citizens and have the same rights as citizens. They have the right to make Public Information Act Requests. They also have the right to request government records in the performance of their duties–at no cost to themselves.
This is a petty attempt to discourage council members from making this type of request.
We deserve better